The UNESCO Creative Cities Network was created to promote cooperation with and among cities that have identified creativity as a strategic factor for sustainable urban development. The 246 cities which currently make up this network work together towards a common objective: placing creativity and cultural industries at the heart of their development plans at the local level and cooperating actively at the international level.
A low-cost, tiny home that provides everything you need. A boat made of recycled plastic and flip-flops. Land use tracked by space-based tools. Vaccine-delivery drones… As the planet marks World Creativity and Innovation Day, UN News selected their favourite ideas, across several sectors, to light up the way to a better future for all.
International days and weeks are occasions to educate the public on issues of concern, to mobilize political will and resources to address global problems, and to celebrate and reinforce achievements of humanity. The existence of international days predates the establishment of the United Nations, but the UN has embraced them as a powerful advocacy tool. We also mark other UN observances.